Ex-Indiana Gov. Otis Bowen, 95, dies

INDIANAPOLIS, May 5 (UPI) -- Former Indiana Gov. Otis Bowen, a doctor who served as secretary of health and human services in the Reagan Cabinet, has died, Gov. Mike Pence said. He was 95.

Daniels has slim lead in Indiana gov. race

SOUTH BEND, Ind., Oct. 14 (UPI) -- The latest poll out of Indiana has Gov. Joe Kernan running behind GOP challenger Mitch Daniels by 3 points, the South Bend (Ind.) Tribune reported Thursday.

Poll: Indiana governors race tightening

INDIANAPOLIS, Oct. 5 (UPI) -- Republican challenger Mitch Daniels has a slight 3-point lead over incumbent Indiana Gov. Joe Kernan, according to an Indianapolis Star poll.

Indiana governor wants leaner government

INDIANAPOLIS, Sept. 28 (UPI) -- Indiana Gov. Joe Kernan has proposed a radical shrinking of state government to save millions.

Indiana gov accused of 'personal attack'

INDIANAPOLIS, Sept. 21 (UPI) -- Indiana Gov. Joe Kernan went on the offensive Tuesday accusing Republican rival Mitch Daniels of costing hundreds jobs by selling a utility out of state.

Indiana governor offers Rx drug plan

INDIANAPOLIS, Sept. 16 (UPI) -- Indiana Gov. Joe Kernan says his state will help hundreds of thousands of public employees save money on prescription drugs next year one way or another.

Indiana governor talks tax relief

MERRILLVILLE, Ind., July 26 (UPI) -- Indiana Gov. Joe Kernan went to northwest Indiana Monday to propose a new property tax break limiting current tax bills to 2 percent of a home's value.

Daniels will face Kernan in Indiana

INDIANAPOLIS, May 5 (UPI) -- Republican Mitch Daniels easily won the GOP nomination for governor in Tuesday's Indiana primary and will face Democratic Gov. Joe Kernan in November.

Democrat Simpson quits governor's race

WASHINGTON, Nov. 10 (UPI) -- State Sen. Vi Simpson has withdrawn from the race for governor of Indiana.

Kernan to seek own term in Indiana

WASHINGTON, Nov. 7 (UPI) -- Democrat Joe Kernan, who became Indiana chief executive upon the death of Gov. Frank O'Bannon, now says he will run for re-election in 2004.

Joseph "Joe" Eugene Kernan (born April 8, 1946) is an American politician who became the Governor of Indiana on September 13, 2003 upon the death of Frank O'Bannon. He was born in Chicago, Illinois in 1946. Kernan is a member of the Democratic Party. Prior to becoming the governor, he served as the mayor of South Bend, Indiana, and then as Lieutenant Governor of Indiana. He lost an election to serve an entire term as governor of Indiana to former George W. Bush Office of Management and Budget director Mitch Daniels on November 2, 2004. Kernan returned to South Bend, and retired from politics.

Joe Kernan graduated from St. Joseph's High School in South Bend, Indiana. He graduated in 1968 with a degree in Government from the University of Notre Dame, where he was a resident of Stanford Hall.

Kernan entered the United States Navy in 1969 and served as a Naval Flight Officer aboard the carrier USS Kitty Hawk. In May 1972, Kernan was shot down by the enemy while on a reconnaissance mission over North Vietnam. He was held as a prisoner of war for 11 months. Kernan was repatriated in 1973 and continued on active duty with the Navy until December 1974. Kernan received the Navy Commendation Medal, two Purple Hearts and the Distinguished Flying Cross. In 1974 he married his wife, Maggie.

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